6:09pm PT by Austin Siegemund-Broka
'True Blood' to Auction Fangtasia Throne, Puddles of Blood and Other Memorabilia
True Blood is ending, but fans will be able to take pieces of the show with them.
Auction service Screenbid is partnering with HBO to sell props, outfits and other items used in the filming of the supernatural drama, which has its series finale Aug. 24. The auction will be open from Aug. 20 to 25.
The lots will eventually total over 1,500, with about 150 new items added daily, and they come with certificates of authenticity from HBO. Items include Eric's (Alexander Skarsgard) iconic Fangtasia throne, the puddles of bloody goo vampires turn into when they die and the contract that binds Sookie (Anna Paquin) to Warlow (Rob Kazinsky).
Also up for bidding are costumes galore, from Arlene's (Carrie Preston) wedding dress to the high heels essential to a certain death scene. The lots even include fangs worn onscreen by Bill (Stephen Moyer), Russell Edgington (Denis O'Hare) and queen Sophie-Anne (Evan Rachel Wood) — though the catalog cautions, "Item not intended for wear."
The seventh and final season of True Blood premiered to a strong 5.8 million viewers in June, with the final two episodes left to air.
Screenbid has held several auctions for recently departed hit shows. The Breaking Bad auction featured 399 items, including Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Skylar's (Anna Gunn) cars, Tio Salamanca's (Mark Margolis) bell and Walt's Leaves of Grass book. Smaller auctions for Psych and Californication were also held this year.
Aug. 13, 5:56 p.m. A previous version of this story specified 54 items available. 54 were available at the time of publication, but new items will be added daily.